Wakefield Art Walk
THE FOLLOWING PUBLICITY INFORMATION PROVIDES GENERAL DETAILS OF THE CHANTRY CHAPEL / GALLERY ARTS' INVOLVEMENT WITH THE WAKEFIELD ART WALK. PLEASE VISIT OUR 'NEWS' SECTION FOR REVIEWS OF RECENTLY HELD ART WALK EXHIBITIONS.
Chantry Chapel Art Walk
CHANTRY CHAPEL PAST AND PRESENT
Chantry chapel has been depicted by many artists over the years. The forthcoming July Artwalk at the Chantry will focus on the Chantry itself and will see the work of local schoolchildren exhibited alongside Gallery Arts members and famous artists such as Turner and Philip Reinagle.
Drawings, photographs, etchings, painting and prints ranging from around 700 years ago to the present day will enable visitors to travel back in time and visualise how the landscape, transport and change of dress have changed throughout the ages.
Gallery Arts will be hosting the exhibition and will be joined by Class 2 children from Methodist J&I school who will be exhibiting their work following their visit to the Chantry in the week prior to the exhibition.
Wakefield Historical Society who are currently researching the nearby Wakefield Waterfront will include the exhibition in their project as part of the history of the Waterfront.
Following recent development work, Chantry Chapel is now looking to become involved in the increasingly popular bi-monthly Wakefield Art Walk, where venues around the city centre open their doors to display various forms of art to the public. Improvements have been made within the Chapel to provide a suitable location for educational, social and spiritual purposes and to generally make it more user friendly. Following last minute negotiations with Wakefield based exhibition group Gallery Arts, the Chapel is now able to be included in the September Art Walk programme and will open its doors from 5pm to 9pm on the evening of 26th with ‘An Audience With Gallery Arts,’ when members will be exhibiting a selection of their art and photography and will be available to discuss their work.
Following on from this, Gallery Arts will be involved with The Friends of Chantry Chapel in organising future Art Walk events and local art, photographic, social and historical groups and societies will be invited to use the premises and the group’s exhibition stands.
Using the theme ‘’ An Audience With? ‘’ it is intended that the Chapel will play host to groups or individual artists in order to provide everyone with an opportunity to involve the public in their latest project.
This is a fascinating time for the arts in Wakefield with the new Hepworth Wakefield gallery opening in 2011. This will undoubtedly bring many visitors to the city and every effort must be made to raise awareness that Wakefield is a superb place for art and culture, beginning with the abundance of talent that can be seen on the Wakefield Art Walk.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work or holding an event in the Chapel please contact Brian Holding firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Taylor email@example.com
GALLERY ARTS NOVEMBER ART WALK AND CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION AT THE CHANTRY
ORIGINAL ARTWORK, PRINTS AND CARDS BY LOCAL ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE ON SALE AT THE CHANTRY CHAPEL AT THE END OF THE MONTH FOR A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION BY WAKEFIELD EXHIBITION GROUP GALLERY ARTS.
THE EXHIBITION WILL OPEN AT 5PM FOR THE WAKEFIELD ARTWALK ON WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AND WILL CONTINUE DAILY FROM 10AM TO 4PM UNTIL SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER.
WAKEFIELD TOURIST INFOMATION CENTRE WILL JOIN THE EXHIBITION ON SATURDAY WITH THEIR NEW RANGE OF BESPOKE PRODUCTS BASED ON A DESIGN BY GALLERY ARTS MEMBER LINDA GOLDING WHO ALSO FEATURES AS A LOCAL ARTIST IN THE 2112 WAKEFIELD TOURIST GUIDE. COPIES OF THE GUIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBITION AND LINDA’S ORIGINAL ARTWORK WHICH CAN BE WON AS A COMPETITION PRIZE BY ENTERING ONLINE WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY.